He’s done clowning around! The larger-than-life Bobby Joe Owens has done it again with his new release, Honky Tonk Clown! Honky Tonk Clown was recorded live at the Historic Old Bowie Town Grille (Bowie, MD) with his band Retro Deluxe and includes 15 all new, original songs with all but one penned by his alter ego Robert J. Thompson and 10 playful commentary tracks from the live recording session. The songs range from traditional country, outlaw country, rockabilly, blues, hippy rock to gospel and each listener will find his or her favorites out of this diverse collection. 

“This album was recorded live at the Historic Old Bowie Town Grille (Bowie, MD) over the weekend of August 14th and 15th of 2015 in front of a live audience. The audience was asked to hold their enthusiasm until each take was complete and alcohol was added to loosen things up. We are a live show band and wanted this album to capture what it’s like to experience one of our shows. A number of special commentary tracks were included because you never know what’s going to happen in between songs. We laugh, we cry, we drink, we carry on, we tell stupid jokes and we love all of our friends and family who support us at our shows and online. Thanks so much to everyone who came out and participated in this very special live recording! It’s all about the love! 

Yours truly, 

Bobby Joe Owens” 

The live recording included regular Retro Deluxe band members Joe Goltz (Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Mike Guerrieri (Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Back Vocals), Miles Long (Upright & Electric Bass, Backing Vocals), Mike Mautino (Drums), David Gorozdos (Keyboards) and special guests Seth Kibel (Saxaphone), Joe Brotherton (Trumpet) and Michelle Murray (Vocals on Always Faithful). 

Bobby Joe Owens and Retro Deluxe’s Honky Tonk Clown is a diverse mix of high energy, feel good honky tonk music that you will surely love! Please give it a listen and start spreading the love!


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